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Analyzing the Whisper CEO’s Response To The Guardian’s Allegations

From October 16 to October 19, The Guardian posted a series of articles containing a number of allegations about the Whisper app’s practices.

Some of the more serious allegations made by The Guardian are as follows:

1. Whisper tracks the location of users who have expressly opted out of geolocation services

2. Whisper shares information with the US Department of Defense from smartphones it knows are used from military bases.

3. Four days after learning The Guardian intended to publish their story, Whisper rewrote its terms of service to Continue reading Analyzing the Whisper CEO’s Response To The Guardian’s Allegations

42 Vulnerabilities Found in “Secret” App So Far

The “Secret” app is supposed to allow people to share their secrets with friends, friends of friends, and the public. Clearly, if secrets are being shared, they are no longer secret within the group to which it was revealed. However, the app claims to keep the identity of the sharer secret. According to founder David Mark Byttow, “You know who’s on the guest list, but you don’t know who is saying what.” But just how secret are posters’ identities? Continue reading 42 Vulnerabilities Found in “Secret” App So Far